Experience Chengdu: Sichuan Cooking Class

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    4:30 PM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Departs from your Chengdu hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Want to impress your friends back home with a delectable Chinese meal made entirely by you? Then take part in this four-hour Chengdu cooking course and learn how to cook four different Sichuan meals! Whether you choose the lunch or the dinner option, you will be taught by a professional chef. The best part is you get to dine on your dishes and celebrate your new-found culinary skills with your fellow budding chefs.


Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Choice of several departures throughout the day

Get inside tips from a local

Small group ensures personal service

Hotel pickup included

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Put on your chefs hat and partake in this Sichuan cooking class in Chengdu that will teach you how to cook four different traditional Chinese dishes. The dishes include Kung Pao chicken (Gong Bao chicken in Sichuan), sweet and sour pork, fish-flavor eggplant and dumplings. (You may also learn a dish of your own choice, provided that you inquire in advance; you may request this when booking).

Youve seen all these dishes on a typical Chinese menu, so discover for yourself how they are made! Learn about the delicate ways people from the Sichuan province use different spices, handle separate food elements and make use of different utensils. Follow the cooking practices of your professional chef, and master the art of Sichuan cooking.

The best part is eating, of course! Taste your masterpieces and be amazed by how wonderful of a cook you are. Take this training home with you and astonish your friends and family by serving home-cooked dishes that rival those of the Chinese restaurant around the corner.


Lunch or dinner, depending on option selected

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional chef

Local guide



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Must be booked 12 hours in advance

Course duration depends on number of participants

If you'd like to learn to cook a Sichuan dish not on the menu, please request this dish in the Special Requirements box at time of booking; this cannot be guaranteed, but the chef will try to accommodate your request

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  • 02-Jul-2018

    instructor didn't speak a word of english but it didn't matter she was very sweet and a great cook. I was the only student on this day but we had a great time and the food was so yummy

  • 02-Oct-2017

    The small kitchen was perfect for a morning class of 2. Instructions were confined to sweet and sour chicken, kung pow chicken, pork and shrimp dumplings and bean curd in XO sauce. The teacher demonstrated and we each repeated the steps of prepping the ingredients and the sequential combining and cooking them, and eating them. We were stuffed. This was good for developing some skills cutting everything with a small cleaver and cooking everything quickly in a very hot wok.

  • 10-Sep-2017

    The cooking class was very basic. Food was good and we cooked four dishes. The cook spoke hardly English and was not able to provide any background information on Chinese cooking.

  • 27-Aug-2017

    The cooking class was in a kitchen of a Hostel. The woman spoke only a little English but was very nice. We made 3 recipes and got to take English versions with us to make at home. The food was very good. Overall a very nice experience.

  • 20-Mar-2017

    It was perfect! I was picked up promptly in a private van and taken to the kitchen for my class. It happened that I was the only one there that day so it was a private lesson. Every question I asked was answered and was given tips as I went along. Very enjoyable and tasty too. Got to take my food back to the hotel for my son and daughter-in-law to enjoy. She is Chinese and said it was some of the best she had tasted! The whole experience was great. Would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys cooking and food.

  • 27-Sep-2016

    Cooking class was very easy to follow and I am confident that I will be able to replicate dishes once I am back home.

  • 07-Mar-2016

    My boyfriend and I booked this about a day in advance. Samtours was quick to respond about arranging hotel pickup. The taxi driver was ontime and dropped us off at Holly's Hostel, which is close to Wuhouci and the Jinli walking street area. Some of the ingredients like tofu and green onions were pre-chopped and the garlic and ginger had already been peeled which made the cooking go fast. I took notes on the preparation and recipe as the instructor lead us through them. Each one took 15-20 minutes for the two of us to prepare and were delicious. We made mapo doufu, sweet and sour pork, kungpao chicken, and dumplings. The mapo dofu was my favorite and the sweet and sour pork was my bf's favorite. Looking at the hostel menu, we could have ordered these for about 100 RMB, but I definitely intend to make all of these again and the recipes are pretty simple and easy to follow, so I thought the tour was money well spent. We were done around noon this was the lunch session.

  • 09-Sep-2015

    This cooking trip was run by Samtour and it couldn't have gone better. I was picked up at my hotel right on time and the Chef/driver spoke perfect english. His home was much nicer than mine and he made me feel very comfortable. We cooked mapo tofu, kung pao chicken, and twice cooked pork... All very delicious.

    I will definitely use him in the future. Highly recommended.

  • 23-Jun-2015

    Nice and interesting cooking class,
    Pretty expensive
    our group was just the two of us, so the cooking class was at the chef his home.

  • 01-Dec-2014

    Could not want a better experience, Easy cooking directions and recipes. Hands on experience.
    Food as good as any I have had at restaurants.
    In fact I made one of the dishes almost immediately on my return home.
    It received rave reviews.
    If you enjoy cooking or even eating a worthwhile experience

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